The table below looks at the statistics for Gherkin skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Gherkin over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gherkin
Rank 143 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Contract jobs citing Gherkin 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.040% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.77% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Gherkin
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
778 548 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.01% 21.82% 24.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 348 344
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 13
Median hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% +40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.65 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.84 £34.20 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%

Gherkin
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Gherkin as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Gherkin Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Gherkin
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Gherkin across the West Midlands region.

Gherkin Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Gherkin
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Gherkin within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 3 £400 -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £350 -
Gherkin
England

Gherkin
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Gherkin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Gherkin.

1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (50.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (40.00%) QA
5 4 (40.00%) Scrum
5 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (40.00%) RESTful
5 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (30.00%) User Stories
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (20.00%) JIRA
7 2 (20.00%) Retail
7 2 (20.00%) C#
7 2 (20.00%) CSS
7 2 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 2 (20.00%) SoapUI

Gherkin
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Confluence
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) nginx
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
1 1 (10.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (10.00%) Ant
5 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (10.00%) Gatling
5 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (10.00%) Grunt
5 1 (10.00%) gulp
5 1 (10.00%) IntelliJ
5 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (10.00%) JUnit
5 1 (10.00%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (10.00%) NUnit
5 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (10.00%) Sublime Text
5 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Applications Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Software Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Web Applications Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Web Automation Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Web Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Developer in Test
3 2 (20.00%) Java Automation Tester
3 2 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Developer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) RESTful
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (10.00%) DOM
3 1 (10.00%) EJB
3 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) HTML5
3 1 (10.00%) J2EE
3 1 (10.00%) J2SE
3 1 (10.00%) jQuery
3 1 (10.00%) JSON
3 1 (10.00%) Node.js
3 1 (10.00%) Play Framework
3 1 (10.00%) REST
3 1 (10.00%) Servlets
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) Spring
3 1 (10.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (50.00%) BDD
3 5 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (30.00%) User Stories
6 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) QA Automation
6 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Groovy
2 2 (20.00%) Scala
3 1 (10.00%) Haskell
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Grafana
1 1 (10.00%) Kibana
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (10.00%) Google
1 1 (10.00%) webMethods